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TMJ Treatment Options

Temporomandibular joint disorders, often referred to collectively as TMJ, are issues with the jaw’s alignment and function. This can lead to debilitating symptoms, such as headaches, jaw pain, jaw locking, earaches, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. If you are experiencing…


The Benefits of OrthoPulse

If you’re an adult with crooked teeth, you probably want a subtle way to get a straighter smile. Many adults don’t want to deal with highly visible methods like traditional braces. OrthoPulse can help. Dr. Ami Barakat of Villanova Dental…


Why You Shouldn’t Remove Teeth for Braces

If you have crooked, overcrowded teeth, why shouldn’t you get rid of a couple of teeth to make things easier? It can make orthodontic treatment faster, which many people appreciate. But removing teeth for braces isn’t the best choice. Dr.…


Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces

It used to be that traditional metal braces were the only way that people could get a straighter smile. With advancements in dental and orthodontic technology, that’s no longer the case. Dr. Ami Barakat of Villanova Dental Studio discusses traditional…


Do I Need an Orthodontic Appliance?

People often think of braces or retainers when they think about Stittsville, ON orthodontics. But an orthodontist has many other things to offer besides these two treatment options. Dr. Ami Barakat of Villanova Dental Studio discusses orthodontic appliances and whether…


Physiologic Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Barakat practices Physiologic Dentistry when treating patients and this approach is the foundation of your orthodontic care in our office. Physiologic dentistry takes into consideration all aspects of your occlusal system or bite. In addition to the position and…